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Guide to the Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers, 1861-1865 M0022B
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  • Title: Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: M0022B
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 500.0 Items
    Date (inclusive): 1861-1865
    creator: Newcomb, Lemuel E., 1838-1921

    Scope and Contents Note:

    The collection consists of personal letters from Lemuel and William Newcomb to their family and letters from Lemuel to Julia Palmer, whom he married. Also included are the diaries of Lemuel (1861-1864), genealogical information, and post-war military papers.

    Biographical Note:

    Lemuel E. Newcomb was born in Grand Menan, Province of New Brunswick, Maine, in 1838. He enlisted in the 11th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, Infantry, on November 4, 1861 as a sergeant. He was promoted to 2nd. Lt. in May 1862, to 1st. Lt. in May 1863, and to Captain in July 1864. He was discharged in November 1864. He died at Los Gatos, California, August 6, 1921.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers, M0022b, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Publication Rights:

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

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    Acquisition Information:

    Given to the Hoover Library and then transferred to Special Collections


    Mary E. Newcomb and Lucy H. Butler